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Research Article

Environmental Impact of the Production of Mealworms as a Protein Source for Humans – A Life Cycle Assessment

  • Dennis G. A. B. Oonincx mail,

    dennis.oonincx@wur.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Imke J. M. de Boer

    Affiliation: Animal Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Published: December 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051145

About the Authors

Dennis G. A. B. Oonincx
Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Imke J. M. de Boer
Animal Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: dennis.oonincx@wur.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DO IB. Performed the experiments: DO IB. Analyzed the data: DO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IB. Wrote the paper: DO IB.